March 3, 2010 by Nigel
Kylie Auldist is a soul and funk singer from Australia. Already well known in her home town of Melbourne she is gaining in popularity as both a singer in her own right and as the voice of <a href=”http://www.thebamboos.com/” target=”_blank”>The Bamboos</a> and <a href=”http://www.cookinon3burners.com/” target=”_blank”>Cookin on 3 Burners</a>. These two groups are the mastermind of guitarist and producer Lance Ferguson and unsurprisngly he is also the producer on this LP.
But we’re not supposed to be talking about those guys, this review is all about Kylie and her second album, Made of Stone. Her first LP “<a href=”http://www.tru-thoughts.co.uk/releases/Kylie-Auldist/TRU159″ target=”_blank”>Just Say</a>” laid the groundwork fusing the raw funk sounds of The Bamboos with Kylie’s amazing vocals.
Her voice is pure soul and she’s been compared to Sharon Jones, the highest compliment that you could pay any singer in this genre.
Tracks like “It’s On” and title track “Made of Stone” make you wanna get up and strut your stuff. Another stand out track on this album is the anthemic “In A Week, In A Day”.
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Kylie live a few times now with both The Bamboos and Cookin’ on 3 Burners. Whenever she is in mid song, the smile on her face says it all. This woman really loves to sing and what a voice.
Like some of her peers such as Alice Russell it’s surprising that Kylie Auldist hasn’t had more exposure. Her talents certainly eclipse other singers I could mention.
Soul and funk music is having something of a renaissance at the moment and maybe 2010 is the year of the soul songstress!